Chicago area slated to lose 14th hospital in 20 years

Grace Medical Facility and Medical Center in Chicago is arranged to close next year, and it will be the 14th healthcare facility in the Chicago location to close given that 2000, according to an analysis by ABC7 Chicago..

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Eight of the 13 hospitals remained in Chicago, and the other five were in the suburbs of Oak Forest, Des Plaines, Chicago Heights, Blue Island and Melrose Park, Ill..

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Thirteen hospitals in Cook County (Ill.) have closed over the previous 20 years. Thats about 22 percent of the countys medical facilities, according to the analysis, which pointed out details from the Illinois Health and Hospital Association..

Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, which owns Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, pursued 18 months to offer the healthcare facility or find it a partner prior to choosing to shut it down..